With my current obsession with all things dance (particularly ballet) I’ve been trolling the interwebz soaking up all I can find on the subject, especially anything related to adult beginning ballet (seeing as I somehow found myself agreeing to teach such a class; how do I get roped into these things?). I can do ballet (mostly), or at the very least I get how it’s supposed to be done, but I’ve never tried to teach ballet, let alone teach it to people who don’t know anything about it. I mean… I learned how to do a plié (eep!) almost 25 years ago when I was a twerpy little tot with a bad haircut. Seems like a simple thing to teach and then I think about all the components that make a good plie and I think, man, how the heck do I teach that!?
So… I’ve done a lot of research, found some great books and stuff, even made some lesson plans! But also found some awesome blogs (see the “Dancey-Dance” blogroll) of dancers, dance teachers, and adult beginners. One of my faves is called (get this!): Adult Beginner. Hilarious. So, I thought, who better to ask what an adult beginner wants from a beginning ballet class than Adult Beginner? And, gosh, if she didn’t turn my comment into a new post! Give this ballet teacher a piece of your mind
OMG, like, wow!
Looking forward to hearing her readers’ thoughts and will hopefully follow up on that with a response. Next Tuesday will be the first class, so I’ll surely have plenty to say on how it goes! Stay tuned! Oh, and while you’re reading the post I linked to above, be sure to check out the rest of Adult Beginner’s blog and see why it ranked in the top 20 dance blogs!